Sector : Meat

Destination Market: Japan

Information : Japan

COUNTRY NAME: Japan

 


TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 14,805 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €41.364 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 8,789 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €26.201 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 4,750 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €14.162 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly fresh or chilled Pigmeat and frozen Pigmeat

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for Pigmeat and Pigmeat products

EXPORTER T&C’S:

 

  • Irish systems have been granted equivalence to Japanese systems.
  • Exports can only take place from establishments approved by DAFM & recommended to MAFF in Japan as meeting the Japanese requirements for export of Pigmeat to Japan. 
  • Specific rules on origin of pigs and Pigmeat– pigs must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland or in an approved third country/zone and directly imported into Ireland – specific rules on transit and veterinary certification apply. 
  • Pigmeat for export to Japan must only have been handled (slaughtered, cut, processed stored) in plants/coldstores approved to export Pigmeat to Japan.  There is provision for the use of Pigmeat directly imported from approved third free countries if originating from a Japanese approved plant in the approved third free country– specific rules on plant origin, transit and veterinary certification apply. 
  • The latest trader notice with the currently approved health certificate is Trader Notice no: MH 23/2016.

 

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 842 tonnes of beef valued at €3.626 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 1,260 tonnes of beef valued at €6.892 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 1,322 tonnes of beef valued at €7.530 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly frozen bovine offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for beef and beef offal

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • The meat (beef and beef offal) can be sourced from cattle of all ages, however, all carcases from cattle over 30 months must be labelled with a visible red strip

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie